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the four pm moscow time this is a life with me will receive show welcome to the program turkey has launched a fresh artillery strike on syria in response to yet another mortar attack from across the border. shelling on wednesday in retaliation for syrian mortar bomb that killed five civilians. middle east correspondent paula. we do know that the mortar bomb landed in the countryside in turkish that territory so it is possible that no one in fact was injured or killed we also have no word on who was responsible for the later mortar from syria what i can tell you though is that almost immediately turkey responded and went on the offensive meaning that we have the situation along the turkish syrian border intensifying it's not a back on wednesday when a mortar bomb fired from syria killed five turkish citizens and since then the situation has nearly escalated we're hearing from the turkish prime minister that
he does not want a situation of war but he has warned the syrians not to make a fatal mistake and that is a quote from him and taste his resolve the syrians will decide have apologized for this what is interesting is that you need to realize that these waters that are being fired from syria into turkey close range missiles now they are coming from territory that is controlled by the syrian rebels so this is why many are suggesting that perhaps they are being fired on purpose they're being fired to provoke the situation and create a false flag operation now the reasoning behind this could be that turkey for some time has been calling for a no fly zone it might be provoked into calling for foreign intervention and for nato to get involved in fact we've heard some rebel leaders in exile call for this although the majority of exiles in the majority of syrians are against this but the situation intensifying on the ground and everyone concerned that we could see this
border tension into some kind of regional conflict a battle certainly is intensifying the latest there's a video that has now been released by the syrian rebels we have no confirmation as to the or patient of the video but in it it does claim that the rebels will start executing forty eight muslims from iran if damascus does not meet the demands of the syrian rebels now there has been dialogue and some kind of negotiations. while between the syrian government and the ring in government at the same time just outside damascus the rebels have shot down a syrian helicopter gunship but this comes as shelling continues between both sides in several cities around the country russia has come to the fore in the media atri role it has said that it hopes the united nations arab envoy to syria will be coming to moscow house later this month and the two they hope that both sides will expose caution moscow also saying that these cross border incidents are completely
unacceptable. paula severe right now after his parliament authorized troops to launch cross border operations against syria for the country's prime minister warned that ankara will not shy away from war if provoked author and journalist afshin rattansi believes damascus will retaliate if indeed it's pulled into a broader conflict. this kind of flashpoint is the kind of flashpoint it can create world war three nato power some people have it this is a false flag operation we're getting these reports of this continued as it were a reaction from the turkish government ok so a new one will face political problems at home but then why were they speaking with the iranians talking about how this needs a diplomatic solution not a military one if turkey continues under the agreements we didn't vote this would draw in a way to situation a wider fears here over the war risks expanding it the people of syria and the
people of turkey will not benefit from this nature says that they'll defend any nato member if turkey continue like this syria might see itself getting increasingly desperate and retaliate with full force then it's up to the united states. britain european nato allies does figure out what to do what we need urgently right now is a peace conference certainly it's up to china and russia because they're the only people stopping a full scale war the kind of war that will only help but forces it looks like such as al qaeda united states is again supporting al-qaeda and turkey who stood to one should know much better than to try and help al qaeda he's been doing his best to fight the forces of his presence. from syria not a buck rain where riot police have fired tear gas and water cannons at anti-government protesters and this after a funeral march for an activist who died in custody turned violent demonstrators
accuse the government of denying the man treatment but the authorities claim he died of a blood disease. crowds were trying to reach their former hub of pearl square in the capital which is now heavily guarded by police protesters threw firebombs and roxas tear gas canisters were hold of them by offices of the sunni monarchy has been cracking down on the shia opposition for some twenty months now. activists to demand equal rights in the release of political prisoners including problem of human rights activist and the job he's currently serving three years in prison for attending and the legal value for money back or any m.p. say the how the other side we said that western states only get involved when it benefits the. problem and the double standard which practice by all those who stood and john trees. then. you could say i'm on those regimes who. let's say we each relationship with them or
probably they consider them as enemies but like oh it was you it's a part of their system they have lots of relationships they give them some let's say support. as. some first facilities they have the only from our countries down. ignore what's happening here although it's not clear. what's happening somewhere else. because a more stories features videos and analysis all in store for you on the web site r.t. dot com for example this study again study the european food safety authority has rejected a controversial report by french scientists linking g.m. corn to cancer you can head online for those details. and radical muslim cleric abu hamza and four other terrorist suspects extradited to the u.s.
that's all of them losing their appeal in the u.k. of what they claim it's a lack of evidence in the case find out on our website why the case is continually raising eyebrows. now strangely enough it turns out that walking your dog or feeding the birds can land you in a lot of trouble in many london parks civil rights groups have accused the city of cracking down on personal freedoms despite there being little in from. on what activities are banned and where it is are to search for the reporters not even the police who will be after you if indeed you break the rules here in this park in london if your found drinking alcohol or throwing a ball or even feeding the pigeons you could inadvertently be committing a criminal or civil surprise will serve a lot of people the band in london map shows a whopping four hundred thirty five probation zones aimed at tackling and she say she behavior the might of been a good policy idea in theory has local people say and it up
a very bad policy in practice meaning hardline crackdowns on the soft this of misdemeanors disconcertingly many bars in london have now hired private contractors to carry out the enforcement of these fines so morris knows all about the after his local council hired its full services he received an eighty pound penalty for dropping a cigarette butt and that he maintains he didn't know it was illegal he refused to pay. for it. so just to our next fall the private security and surveillance of the ming providers a so-called informant offices in the u.k. contracted by some local councils first start the kitted out with cameras and uniforms but their tactics for pursuing these fines often seem far from professional all of the star wars.
well the way. we asked phil's local council for their response they told these new offices back up for the public who are not with the actions of the minority who litter and move in their dog fouls. are litter and not get paid unless the issue of find appropriately and surprising that the area is where x. will have been hired has seen a massive increase in the number of fines that irish eat and there's now concern over whether that is fair or ethical about the current ability of the transparency i recently dealt in the home affairs select committee which looks at these issues with a case of the law on the bar of new and which has law enforcement officers who are in fact cops officials but dressed up like police have been promised them a commission is going to look into it because it's it's actually i think a criminal activity to pretend to be a police officer when you're not and i'm very concerned about how that trend is
going i think in the past it would be assumes that people knew the law the law was reasonable and so long as you weren't creating a problem then you could do what you like but increasingly it seems that that is no longer the case these findings may be surprising for sun but the truth is these types of laws and offenses have been creeping up on us the some time now they're actually growing in number so also the moment you can enjoy the parks in london but if you do not feed the sarah. lunde. all right i'm just a bit later on are to that of testing time as well when it gets up for a presidential vote it's a longstanding leader will fight out of the people want to leave holding the reins of power for another six years also. i am so tired of all of it you know i mean it's almost like it's more than twenty four hours a day coverage on everything from just a month away from the u.s.
presidential elections we ask people in america how they really feel about the ongoing race for the white house. stories and much much more after a short break hoping you can stay with us. q as his day starts at five am even earlier in the winter tending to his flock of story hundred sheep in the mountains and plains of t.v. thirty five years old it wasn't the life he jumped off having studied accounting but you dition unfamiliar with duty dictated that he would take on the care of these animals after his father. has just made camp at their winter found stage setting up his u.s. judicial to fenian round tent made of diskin. his p.c. back amongst his family as his job is a lonely one and tough going out in all weathers braving streams of plus to minus
forty degrees celcius says there are there are certain difficulties there's not enough time for everything i'm almost alone and my sister works with my mother my mother is seventy five she's very old and i miss mountains when i'm in town and i spend a lot of time here right now probably so on the so they are simply carrying out the work that his father did and his father before him nothing has changed over many many centuries and that's half the problem it's hard work and many people don't want to come into the industry now and it's where they fit their could die out or together. it's difficult to manage everything alone i used to have people who helped me but they were no good they didn't take care of the sheep with all their heart they hurt the cats or dogs get on with people leaving them coming to the countryside the region's government is having to act making the life of the herd in my truck to leave them promising largest. and livestock and organizing cooperatives
for the sale of day products to ensure the herd it gets high at fair price i sympathize with those youngsters leaving for an easier more profitable life day in their publics capital because ill but he no longer wishes to join them he enjoys his pastoral way of life and looking for a helper who shares his enthusiasm with more time on his hands he says matter of fact he can start to look for a new life. for joining us here on our tour today our role research and life are in moscow it is a day of campaigning silence in venezuela this on the eve of sunday's tightly contested presidential vote the election will reveal how many remain loyal to the outspoken socialist leader go chavez his opponent i don't lawyer and staunch critic
of the government as predicted to give him a close race at the polls in caracas artie's lucy calf. i was there's no question who these venezuelans will be voting for comic seventh. we are a year because we support our president chavez he does many things to help us housing education programs helping the poor everything here has gotten a lot better because of him everything has changed. their red shirts brand them as the lifeblood of the venezuelan president's leftist movement through out his fourteen years in power for the hundreds of thousands of supporters who gathered in caracas on thursday the message was clear they want six more years of. his supporters say that chavez is the country's first president to genuinely care about the lower class. chavez is the punishment of the rich and the window of hope to cool. them. under the banner of socialism for the twenty first
century chavez has pumped hundreds of billions of petro dollars into the economy and government run aid programs along with earning him popular support poverty has fallen from fifty percent in one thousand nine hundred nine to around thirty percent last year yet life in this country is far from ideal and with the plague of unemployment crime and corruption many venezuelans are now saying it's time for chavez to go but i did it because i want to do good for chavez but he's time has passed and we need a change. in this race change means a vote for opposition leader in the us a forty year old lawyer who unlike chavez enjoyed a privileged upbringing. the son of a wealthy family that controls a media conglomerate and a chain of movie theaters has gained supporters by promising to combat crime unemployment and corruption but opponents have charged that capri has is deliberately hiding his real economic goals the candidates are. they could be worked out very chavez is
a man of people he's come from this kind of poverty now works to to try. change. isn't the end of the. disease. it's a choice between two radically different worldviews a referendum and then a socialist experiment. are just a couple of minutes on the. canadian authorities are not doing anything to help a russian student brutally beaten by inmates in a calgary detention center that's according to the sister of twenty four year old who's now slowly recovering from severe head injuries. trouble to come to study english but was arrested in august for allegedly threatening his classmate that's
a charge that has since been dropped an investigation into his beating is ongoing but authorities have not yet released any details of the year sold or charged anyone in connection with it his sister. also believes the canadian government is deliberately trying to ignore incidents that happened in the country most attention sent. not as a first time it's very often it's happening all the way and it's been a lot while they was in the i.c.u. unit there were five inmates in the same hospital with a different kind of in your eyes and then what happened with grief a stroke to uploading you was good a little bit didn't do it even the same model now rather than a very often happening over there but they never put it in that they tried to hide it and i didn't do it even didn't try to reach me or say stop it can be no they're not commenting anything and they absolutely they are not helping me with not even
still laying down he's not eating on his own he had a cube in his throat and he's grieving for this you. pull your collar is will go our way from this is going to have to be just as you've been bitten like that and he does the rest of the rehab in here he might not qualify because a lady in her they're still in it kind of like there was a special governmental program and they continued i wanted him to just mama take him back to russia and just bought all the snow to do that because they had to pay for her son. as promised into the go will start with venice where a rally is being staged later on today as it calls for a referendum on independence from rome several thousand people are expected to attend the gathering in the venetian province though it's wealthier than many others in italy and activists believe it will be easier to go it alone it is the latest in a number of european regions to consider independence including scotland and
catalonia. hundreds of peace activists and protesters have joined a two day i start against u.s. drone strikes in the country the convoys being led by the cricketing legend. since become an opposition politician and set to travel from islamabad to south waziristan claims the drone strikes have killed large numbers of civilians and enraged tribal factions living in the area regions a hotbed of taliban militancy and a major focus of the u.s. strikes. the pope's former butler has been handed an eighteen months prison after he stole and then sold on to a journalist the private correspondence however a papal spokesman says the sixteenth will most likely pardon his former aide the high profile leak was exposed when an italian journalist published a book accusing the leaders of the roman catholic church of numerous intrigues including a corruption and homosexual affair. and miners in south africa have
gathered for a rally against the dismissal of twelve thousand of their colleagues who were sacked for staging a strike the protestors are also mourning miners killed by police in brutal pastures to began two months ago and the death toll in the ongoing deadly unrest has already reached forty eight. now next month the u.s. will go to the polls to decide whether to keep barack obama as president or start afresh but while experts continue slamming the entire electoral system for a lack of real choice and the voters themselves seem to be growing rather bored of the whole thing new york resident laurie huff and us hit the streets of the city of new york to find out more. the two thousand and twelve presidential elections why are they so boring this week let's talk about that. so tired of all of it you know i mean it's almost like it's
more than twenty four hours of coverage on everything you know no matter what happens and nothing happened exactly having said that i think obama's going to win do you think he believes in himself as much as he did four years ago because he seems kind of tired he seems like he's a little frustrated i think he's more tired of me. just all of this like he just wants to get it over to november and just like ok give me you know my polls and let me when president obama was in with the first african-american president i was so exciting no it's boring me i don't know if there's going to be as much of a turnout for voters this year are you going to vote absolutely we're talking about the election you know. i'm not american you guys don't let me now yeah we don't we don't let a lot of americans vote too apparently why do you want to run don't you think either candidate can get it done i think there's too much corruption in the government and the bush kerry kerry yeah i was just like i like which one do i like
the least ok i'll use the other a vote of the other one yes so it's kind of the same thing as two thousand and four that maybe i just like one of those here but i feel like they just wants to be to get it over with and they just want to hear more details on the plans get it over with and get on with it and do something for it saying what could they do to snatch things up. yet they're the smart ones with all the millions of dollars do you think they get put on a better show right for you know whether or not you think this election is boring the bottom line is we only have about a month until it's finally over and we can all gladly move on. well you know just a few minutes here on r.t. will be talking to a member of the u.k. parliament who risked his political career for exposing the truth about his country's mission in afghanistan this is artsy.
a sacred place rising out of the waters of the lake the lawn ministry is home to one hundred fifty orthodox monks mostly younger than thirty five and they've come from many different places and backgrounds to live in isolation here spiritual life it takes up many hours on the road to becoming a monk requires both hard work and religious telly cation. alexei wants to become and herds cattle as part of this preparation. however these beasts get a musical company. they can remember sound sequences you know they react to the sound signals the flutes the herders had in the old days they needed them it wasn't just a fun thing but these meadows didn't come naturally requiring decades of composting
to bring the soil up to farming standard. this island is mostly rock. the soil here is very thin and the monks can't just get more of it because they're surrounded by the lake so they have to work very hard in order to provide whatever food they need. they grow their own crops found their own fish and repair their own churches. but the central purpose of alarm has always been religious the main ministry surrounded by smaller priories spread through the many archipelago the monks here know their existence is a little different from that of other ministries here we are out of the way and we do have. bill creams and song times tourists as well as. a way of. tranquility use discography. the.
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british member of parliament was recently thrown out of the house of commons after he accused ministers of lying over military policy in afghanistan paul flynn is with me now but before we talk to him let's just see a clip of the video that got him barred from parliament the role of our brave soldiers of the moment is to act as human shields for ministers' reputation the danger to our soldiers is being prolonging by those on that who have the power to stop it other countries of removed the soldiers from this dangerous area where they're not doing well we're doing which is arming and training our future and to
be isn't this very similar to the end of the first world war where if we say that politicians lawyers and soldiers died and the reality was as it is know that our brave soldier lives are being led by ministerial donkey's paul flynn after that you were disciplined by the speaker and barred from parliament for five days presumably you knew that would happen but you thought it was worth it it's very worthwhile it's a very rare event and the result has been that my words have been see almost all over the world this prison extraordinary effect and i believe that this may well be a turn. in point in public opinion i believe eighty percent of public opinion would like to see our boys home by christmas and the government with their heads in the sand they're ignoring that if been a long standing critic of the war in afghanistan so what brought on this specific out there asked.